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CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
to the upcoming fight. and team obama and sen the democrats are going all out for new gun controls. tomorrow, vice president biden is going to meet with organizations and thursday he is going to the nra. all this suspect senator feinstein plans to go after h d handguns. let's talk. we have blake zeth and we may get jeannine turner. blake, the thing that blows we aw away, no handguns are you kidding me? look, i'd like to make a few changes myself. but what is that all about except a violation of the second amendment. >> i haven't seen the agreement. look, i think at the end of the day, the house is controlled by the republicans. and they are not in favor of the gun safety legislation. they are going to have to change some minds. reaching out to gun owners not alive with the leadership with the nra and fun nevmanufactures. but reasonable gun owners like my father-in-law who likes to hunt but doesn't mind that people have to submit to a background check to get guns. those are the people that we need to make change. >> i think they are going to go beyond restrictions on assault weapons and beyond the
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
: the battle over raising the debt ceiling, house democrats urge president obama to use authority the white house believes he does not have. >> congress has the responsibility and sole authority to raise debt ceiling. >> 20 house democrats sent a letter to the president about house republicans withholding support without the spending cuts and they won in the event they follow through on this reckless threat we support the use of 14th amendment. the 14th amendment says the validity of the public debt shall not be questioned. leader of the house democrats urged the white house to ignore congress in this case. >> i would do in a second. i'm not the president of the united states. >> the house republican leadership aide says democrats refuse to responsibly address the spending problem and rather than offer solutions they choose to advocate their responsibility. speaker boehner and the house g.o.p. leadership team said the debt limit must be accompanied by reform in greater amount. >> we need spending cut and real tax reform to address the long-term debt problem and pave the way for long-term gr
KTLN
Jan 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
. the delegates down at the democratic convention, they wanted no mention of god, even in their platform at all. >> reporter: but newport thinks democrats may fight harder for religious voters in the future. and points to words from president obama at a recent prayer breakfast. >> he started talking about how in his view, religion translates into basically democratic positions on issues, like equality and compassion for the poor, and things like that. and that suggested to me the possibility that democrats may begin to contest for the religious voter in the years ahead. >> reporter: rogers counters it is still about winning, and she sees the g.o.p. courting the nons. >> they're seeing the growing numbers, especially under 30, and they would like to stay in business and win elections. >> reporter: it all points to cross-currents and politics and life here in america. where more than 90% of people believe in god. one of the fastest growing groups is those who have no religion at all. paul strand, cbn news, washington. >> george: and finally this week, a lost tribe has come home to israel. and the
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 1:00am PST
, of course, went on to become a democratic senator from massachusetts. he is now president obama's nominee to be secretary of state. eric shinseki went on to become an army lifer. he went on to become a four star general. he was appointed secretary of veterans affairs by president obama, in president obama's first term. general shinseki is expected to stay on at veterans affairs in the second term. if senator kerry and senator hague really confirmed in the two positions for which they are nominated, which especially in the case of senator hagel is no sure bet, but if they are all confirm, this will be the first time that there are three vietnam combat veterans in the cabinet. the expiration of vietnam as an american political issue -- and the expiration of the issue of vietnam service for american political leaders, that expiration date has been prematurely proclaimed for decades now. when bill clinton in 1992 won the presidency, despite having not served in vietnam, and his opponents trying to use that against him, it was said at the time that the vietnam era in american politics was fina
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
for us, me, woke up in 2008 and thought what can i do today to get barack obama elected president. having fight a democratic president on social security and just to be clear, he put -- he publicly admitted he put social security benefit cuts on the table. that is not a position i want to be in. that's not what i worked for in 2008, and what some of the other people worked for >> host: worked for it in 2012? regretting working for the president? >> our organization prioritized congress in 2012. the number one candidate was elizabeth warren calling out the ig and big wall street bankers yesterday. we raised over $1 minute 15 million, from 69,000 small grassroots contributions. >> host: in the last election cycle? >>>> guest: the last cycle. it was a couple months before she decided to run, raised $100,000 before she decided to run so on the day of the campaign she could hire a staff and port together a confident campaign, which she did and had 30 candidates overall this cycle that were successful. we ensured we didn't work to undermind the president. that would have been a disaster if mitt
Current
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
hold among the prominent members of the republican party going against democrats, in particular, against obama, is their primary job. of course, that's not true. and that's what happens when -- this is the kind of outcome you get when that's the political drive. people should be punished for that kind of political partisanship because it hurts everyone involved. i'm actually -- i think if he's going to go outside of the sort of liberal core of his philosophy, he should go to the progressive wing for a change which he hasn't done if that's what the game is. in terms of the republican betrayal, it is very much about towing the party line. >> john: i agree with you. all three members of the platinum panel will stick around for more. we'll ask perhaps the hardest question of the night. could the tipping point for a sane drug policy in this nation actually be justin bieber? if so, can we send him to syria? that's next. 21 >> john: add a fresh face with an excellent haircut to the controversy over the war on drugs still being waged in this country, i'm not talking about me. i'm talkin
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
's a democrat. he voted for obama. a liberal on social issues as well. they famously didn't have fox news in the headquarter. usually when you go to the military headquarter they have tv screens and have fox news on. he didn't. c-span: you say who is the fellow dave silverman? >> guest: a character. a navy seal who became one of general's most trusted right hand men, and very dynamic guy. very interesting guy. very entertaining guy, very accomplished individual. in fact now and dave had a great time hanging out with him on this trip, and now day silverman is the ceo of the mccrystal group which is his consulting firm he set up. c-span: you say in your book i've seen other places he's on the boards. >> guest: jetblue. he's offering training seminars for a lot of money. c-span: he got along pretty well. >> guest: $60 ,000 a speaking engagement and he has a book. c-span: go back to the moment who said yes you could come inside? >> guest: i got the e-mail from duncan and duncan said why don't you come over to paris where general mccrystal is going drum up support for the nato allies. he e-mai
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
't is in a very weak position and democrats are killing themselves if they think that the american people want to continue overspending. and the debt that obama is running out. we can give the president a month of debt ceiling increase or six months or year. then you have the continuing resolutions. because the democrats have not passed the budget or written a budget in more than three years, we have a continued resolution. beyond your points are very good. thank you. neil: they say no deed goes unpunished. did you hear about aig? it just keeps on suing. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a re
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
weak position and democrats are killing themselves if they think that the american people want to continue overspending. and the debt that obama is running out. we can give the president a month of debt ceiling increase or six months or year. then you have the continuing resolutions. because the democrats have not passed the budget or written a budget in more than three years, we have a continued resolution. beyond your points are very good. thank you. neil: they say no deed goes unpunished. did you hear about aig? it just keeps on suing. hey, travis... get some friends, loser! so, are you all right, man? ♪ lean on me, thanks. ♪ when you're not strong, and i'll be your friend. ♪ ♪ i'll help you carry on... ♪ úúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúú carry on... ♪ ♪ music kids will spend 22 minutes watching us, the super duper party troopers, sing about ants in their pants. brushing for two minutes now, can save your child from severe tooth pain later. two minutes twice a day. they have the time. neil: after saying thank you, how about saying
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
than democrats. i think now there is a chance to look at paychecks, they are getting head. obama didn't take from the ridge. rich. everybody feels like they have been betrayed. 77% is probably a lot higher and i think that the democrats are as upset as republicans are. lou: many think it was a 2% tax hike right off the bat. after all the flowery language about how they are going to protect the middle class. that's your fair share for this week, we will see what it is later. now, gun control. coming after the second amendment rights for every american. despite the president saying that he would not protest. is there anything that this administration will not press going forward? >> this administration will say one thing and are exactly the opposite. the congress doesn't have the courage to do anything. >> but he said he was going to do this. he is telling people to wait until my second term when i can do whatever i want, and that is what we are seeing right out of the gate two i just want to go to one second. it struck me this week that somebody earning $50,000, they are looking at exa
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
this is a blatant ru scmplet e a con on the taxpayer. president obama is a big fan of plan the parenthood. the head of planned parenthood was given a prominent speaker at the democratic convention. he knows what it does and how much money it is getting from the taxpayer. mr. obama also knows what the hyde amendment says. so we have a problem, mr. president with all due respect. it's clear the obama administration is spending an enormous amount of one agency that specializes on n. abortion. this in a time when the national debt is crushing the american people. so that's wrong on many levels. we need a congressional investigation into the funding of planned parenthood. since the senate is controlled by democrats, we don't expect that body to cooperate in any investigation. we are asking members of the house to take a hard look at what could be, what could be a gross violation of federal law. we will let you know what congress people step up and agree to do that. and that's the memo. top story tonight opposing point of view with us christina page author of the book how the pro-choice movement saved am
WHUT
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
collapse. in a statement, democratic senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts said -- a new report says the obama administration spend more money on immigration enforcement in the past fiscal year that it did on all other federal law for the agencies combined. immigration policy institute says the u.s. spent about $18 billion on immigration enforcement programs, surpassing the combined budgets of the fbi, bureau of alcohol, tobacco crossfire arms and explosives, drug enforcement administration, and secret service. the number criminal prosecutions for immigration related violations has skyrocketed, now accounting for more than half of all criminal prosecutions of the federal level. the report's authors conclude obama's top priority when it comes to law enforcement. illinois is said to become the latest to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. the governor has pledged to sign a new bill that will allow about 250,000 immigrants to become licensed drivers. only washington and new mexico currently allow licenses for undocumented people while utah allows driving permits.
CNN
Jan 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
to push this stealth ledge slaix into president obama's health care reform bill. the question is how did they do it and why and why whatever you think of the law one of the president's top allies, a democrat, actually helped the nra get it passed? no surprise that there's a big dose of politics involved here. jim acosta tonight is keeping them honest. >> reporter: when president obama signed national health care reform into law, few in washington knew that buried in the legislation's more than 900 pages was a gift to the nation's powerful gun lobby. but here it is. a provision entitled "protection of second amendment rights." it states, "the government and health insurers cannot collect any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition." the provision was such a secret, "the washington post" reports that some people in the white house didn't even know it existed, despite being in the president's signature legislation. health care advocate john alker did notice it and has a hunch where it came from. >> how do you think this got in there? >> i don't
Comedy Central
Jan 8, 2013 7:30pm PST
obama is filling up his cabinet with old white guys and republicans like chuck hagel? meanwhile some republicans are up with the hagel pick because of his possible antigay views. the democrats are filling in with the old white guys and the republicans are helping the the gays. i can't wait to see what the daily show is going to do with that story. there's no time. there's too much. dam damn you mayans. why couldn't the world have ended when you said it was going to end because that's what i was planning on. now i've got three trillion cans of creamed corn in my basement. waaa! we're going to get to all that in the next week or two because after that we have a two-month midwinter hiatus. but we have to start somewhere. here we go. our top story tonight, world renown thes pee and gerard depardieu has decided to depart france. (mumbling) we begin where we left off: dangling tenuously on the precipice of the fiscal cliff. could president barack obama pull america back from the chasm? would house speaker boehner's doomsday machine be stopped in time? who really fathered nancy pelosi's lov
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 8:00am PST
in the house and hopefully get a democratic majority for the last two years of the obama term. that may be a long term goal. he is a democrat obviously. jon: is that so say politics is more important than progress in the country? >> that is the crazy part. you know we don't talk about it. president's ratings are pretty good right now. congress's ratings are in the toilet but the thing is, that the american people do want people who govern, people who will do something in washington, especially when it comes to the economy. it is time to get something done. i think that is the overwhelming results we see see in poll numbers, yet both sides are positioning if they're involved in political campaigning. jon: that fiscal cliff thing was a pretty good example. >> oh, my goodness. jon: let's not get you started on that. thank you, juan. >> you're welcome, jon. jenna: right now we're following some new developments in the colorado movie massacre. prosecutors expected to finish with their last witness today in this preliminary hearing as they outline their case against accused mass murderer jame
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
and 2010 who were saying that as obama care was passed, as the stimulus was passed, as a dodd/frank financial regulatory bill was passed. >> you won a district that was held by a democrat. for a long period of time. it was, you know, as other districts in arkansas were going republican, the fourth was not going. and barack obama was winning by a bigger margin than he had won -- than a lot of people had expected. got the second biggest margin if you will for a second term going back some 50 years for a democrat. so he has a mandate, too. so why do you feel as if there should be more noes to him? >> i mean, his popular votes declined. his margin of the popular vote declined. his overall percentage of the popular vote declined. his electoral vote declined. that is actually not as strong a performance as the white house has argued that it is. that he has some kind of massive mandate. but it's really not a matter of politics. it's a matter of what policy is right for the country. our problem in washington is that we have too much spending and too little growth. we need pro growth s
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
chirping among democrats senators. typically one floats a trial balloon to get a sense of support. it was clear there was strong bipartisan opposition to chuck hagel and president obama decided he didn't care. he was going to force it through and pick this fight because i think politically he thinks he can pick any fight he wants. >> sean: it's interesting now, because the president has definitely shown that arrogance, i totally agree with you. all right, you said something the other day i was really glad you said. i think the republicans were weak when it came to the fiscal cliff. i think they have a lot more leverage now over the debt ceiling. >> yeah. >> sean: so my question to you, you said they should be willing to shut the government down, not all functions. >> right. >> sean: what would you shut down and do you think your fellow republicans had do that? >> well, i hope we stand strong. the reason we got a lousy deal with the fiscal cliff, because president obama had the leverage. because when you've got a divided government, whoever owns the default, whoever wins if nothing
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
like drones and so forth that were part of the administration program that the democrats criticized at that time. obama has now institutionalized those programs. i am concerned because there is no consensus on those issues. i have questions for you. >> okay, the precise circumstances are not exactly -- i mean, i think they will come out as everything comes forward. the chargers were not completely fair. you just heard me say that i think we need a clear framework. it is something that i strongly supported and voted for. in a variety of ways, i believe we can do a better job. my understanding is that there was a "washington post" article that i read recently that talked about a practice that conforms to the old renditions. if there are things that we discussed publicly about this, i am sure that there could be classified portions of that. but i hope you will agree that some aspects of her intelligence missions, because sources and efforts can be compromised, that can lead to legislation needed to know about those things in the right way. putting all of that in the newspaper and on th
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 3:00am PST
, and you saw a number of republicans come out against it. you saw crickets chirping amongst democratic senators. typically one floats a trial balloon. it was clear there was strong opposition to chuck hagel and president obama decided he didn't care. he was going to force it through and pick this fight because i think politically he thinks he can pick any fight he wants. >>gretchen: that is my point. there is no such thing in my mind as political capital anymore when you're elected to a second term. i just don't believe there is. maybe there's legacies. but to me, political capital -- >>steve: it depends on how you use it. there are a lot of people on the political right who are saying he's poking his finger in our eye. maybe it's payback for susan rice. what it boils down to regarding chuck hagel is he is hard on israel and he is soft on iran. nonetheless, there is great big ads on "politico"'s play book that are touting mr. hagel. as it turns out, they have done some checking into it and there is a guy who is a big funder of media matters who is doing the funding. he is a guy by the
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 10:00am PST
, the senator from west virginia and bob casey, senator from pennsylvania, pro-gun democrats said let's talk about this, let's have a discussion. if barack obama wanted to have a change, it wouldn't have been probably a sweeping large change, but could have had something, that might have dealt with mental health issues, might have been gun show loophole. it might have had something to do with the size of magazines available for weapons, but he had a moment he could have turned to those guys and said work up legislation, i'll get behind it and help you sell. instead what the president said was, we're going to go big, go for a big comprehensive solution and what that did was send the message to pro-gun democrats and to all of the republican party, the president means to crack down on guns and he's going to use this as an opportunity to do it and it basically froze the conversation. >> megyn: and it also led to a huge spike in gun sales at various places, you know, across the united states. that's what happened last time around, too. where they tried to, you know, they passed the 2004 assault w
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
month and real tension. genuine panic among democrats. if you take a step back from all of this, we had the political science community telling us if you look at where obama's approval ratings, these were not carter or bush sr. numbers, there was growth there. they were saying all year this guy should be a slight favorite to win reelection and low and behold after the drama he ends up winning by five million votes. do you think we appreciate it that obama was in pretty good shape? >> not great, but decent. >> it was like a chia pet election. you water it and it kept growing and growing. a lot of this has to do with the fact that the campaign knows how to do this campaign thing. they were able to expand and maximize what they had on the ground. you can't substitute. there is no substitute in this day and age for the target of the voters and reaches the audience and brings them out. nobody has done it better. not even in 2008. >> as we watch, thank you for joining us. president obama will take the oath of office in 12 days and preparations are under way in washington. the stage is being c
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
split. look, barack obama beat mitt romney on foreign policy easily. this is not a guy who walks around in the way that democrats used to for all those years looking over his shoulder at this republican party that america trusts on national security. those days are gone. so i don't think he has the same fears that democrats did in the past. >> let's be frank. the public is very wary on the two wars we've waged. look at any polling numbers. they want them to end. i think that works obviously towards hagel's favor. >> john warner saved us from ollie north. maybe he can help hagel get in there. "weekly standard" editor bill kristol has been leading the charge against hagel. why is he doing this and why do people listen to his views on foreign policy? considering how wrong he was on iraq. good question. i think we know the answer. he's a charmer, he's brilliant, a great networker. anyway, let's watch him. >> whatever else you can say about this war, let me make one point, george bush is not fighting this like vietnam. we don't need to -- >> saddam may be. >> but it's not going to happen. >>
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
anyone is surprised where president obama stands on gun control. he was a community activist on the south side of chicago. but he and other democratic party leaders have seen gun control as a losing issue for democrats. and they've been careful about wading into that debate. now, in the aftermath of this tragedy, the conversation is changing. and polling suggests maybe even public opinion is changing. and so it is an opportunity to take an issue that was on the back burner and put it up to the front. >> you also write that in takes on nra and taking on some of the pro-israel lobbies, the president is settling scores from the last four years. talk a little bit more about that. >> well, you know, the gun lobby certainly has never been, you know, a fan of president obama's, even though he's actually gimp them some things that they've asked for. you know, he's actually passed or signed legislation that allowed you to carry concealed weapons on trains and into national parks. but that's not good enough for the nra. and they have never been a fan of the president. the pro-israel lobby has also
CNN
Jan 9, 2013 1:00am PST
on camera, but democratic sources on capitol hill say the nra was not the only threat to the president's health care bill. lawmakers were also worried about conspiracy theories, circulating among gun enthusiasts that falsely accused the obama administration of plotting to use the health care law to go after gun owners. one group, gun owners of america, insists it could still happen. >> it says that all of our medical records are available to be pawed through by bureaucrats somewhere in washington, looking for a reason to disenfranchise gun owners. >> the senate majority leader's views on gun control are changing. he's in a different place than he was in 2010, says an adviser. consider how reid answered the question after the july movie theater massacre in colorado. >> with the schedule that we have, we're not going to get into a debate on gun control. >> reporter: and how he responded after the killings in newtown. >> we need to accept the reality that we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. >> jim acosta joins us now along with sanjay gupta. jim, a majority of both houses of c
CNN
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
with that. i'm simply curious about democrats are not noticing that, talking about that. >> first, i think because it's irrelevant to the job of a secretary of defense. but it does remind us and highlight that president obama has nominated a republican, a consistent small government conservative to be secretary of defense. his position on social issues are really irrelevant to the office of secretary of defense but it's a reminder the president is trying to bridge divides and reassert the old idea that partisanship ought to end at the water's edge. >> interesting, if he says only in the life of the mother and sexual assaults are 19,000, you could have rapes and children -- >> and the secretary of defense will execute the administration's policy. >> whatever that might be. >> 100%. >> peter brooks, what's the bottom line? you think he's actually going to get this confirmation? it appears that even though there is some resistance, that it is going to be surmountable. am i wrong? >> well, i can't predict the future, but my sense is that the legislative staff and the white house probably went
Current
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
.3. then 8.1. barack obama 1.4. there is the graph of mitch mcconnell saying i blame the democrats. >> clearly. >> it appears almost everything they say you can just simply hold in a mirror and read it like da vinci's notes. oh, it is a complete exact 180 opposite. >> stephanie: get the bubblegum thing. hold it up to see what the secret message was. >> to see what bazooka joe was saying. >> what did bazooka joe say to da vinci? >> stephanie: kids, i'm going to freeze the entire segment in carbonite because you know why? rick overton says so many brilliant things, you need to sort through the comedy nuggets. >> you do. >> stephanie: if you have carbonite, you might lose all of that. you know what? it is so important to back up regularly. that's why you need carbonite. you set it up once, you never have to remember to back up again. carbonite backs up the computer files. soothing green dots. it is so soothing. it gives you peace of mind. peace of mind. that's right. please stop that. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> will you stop that. >> stephanie: for $59 a year, you get access to all of th
FOX Business
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
democrats are saying we will not even try. what is the use. melissa: they said they would maintain fiscal responsibility. melissa: barack obama's first title -- when he came into office, he said no longer will we kick the can down the road. we will have this very serious process. continuing resolutions and that is where we get all of these tactics under goodies. it is a terrible process. melissa: is in a matter of a difference between revenues and outlays? >> you start by just having a budget. melissa: do they have to balance or do you just need a plan of some type? >> i would love to have them balance. they are terrified of saying what they want to cut. even if you believe that federal spending at a minimum has to be $3.7 trillion, which both sides believe, i do not. you will have to make tough choices because medicare and social security are swallowing up larger portions of the budget. you have to have a public thorough process about what else you will squeeze, cut and trim. melissa: why would they ever do it again. it seems like there is only downside. >> they have to pay the political
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
to be the country's next secretary of defense. a new york times op ed says that president obama's pick is part after move to decimate the military according to dave brooks. chuck hagel has been nominated to supervise the beginning of this generation-long process of defense cutbacks. if a democratic president is going to slash defense he probably wants a republican at pentagon to give him political cover, and he probably wants a decorated war hero to boot, very strong words from david brooks. let's bring in steve hayes writer at "weekly standard" and a fox news contributor. good morning, steve. >> good morning, martha. martha: the strongest in that is that he would supervise the military's decline. do you think so. >> i think there is evidence to support the remarks david brooks is saying. bill burton a former deputy white house secretary and a close adviser to the president, very in close with the obama inner circle say as much in an interest view. he said we want chuck hagel there to allow us to bring through what he called huge cuts to the military. so you've got somebody close to the president wh
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 3:00am PST
connell, but a morose mcconnell in between obama and biden. this is trying to stir up in states at the same time democrats are looking to challenge him just as republicans challenged harry reid in nevada. so this is the first of a series of efforts by conservatives to really pressure mitch mcconnell at the same time that he's trying to be the one adult in washington. >> uh-huh. >> you know, i want to talk about 2014 for a second. you know, the republicans have, i think, gotten off to a terrible start. and i think the president's strategy is pretty darn good. please, fight against a vietnam hero, a republican that you said four years ago was the expert of all experts on foreign policy. please do that. yeah, please do that after you fought against susan rice. and please -- >> you ask why there aren't women in the inner circle. >> and by the way, there's going to be a gun debate coming up. and if republicans take an extremist stance and instead of fighting for handguns and fighting for the right to keep and bear, you know, hunting weapons and the right to keep and bear arms, instead fight for these
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am EST
the democrats say, look, we want more revenues. have we fixed the tax issue? i don't think the markets completely appreciating that part of the debate. $600 billion, i think obama wanted $1.6 trillion. i think boehner got us to 800. that was the bid offer, it never happened. we'll see what happens, i think. the opening bid for the democrats will be -- no, we need more revenue. >> why you -- why are you happy then? >> i'll tell you why. when we sat here in the fall, we said you have to look through the cliff in some ways when you're investing in the market. we expected gains to go to the last day. i expect gain theory to go right to the last day. >> then it will do something. >> then, guess what, are we going to default on our debt? highly unlikely. >> we'll do something half -- that's good enough because the u.s. economy is resilient. >> i hate to say it -- >> he said half [ bleep ]? >> no, he said we're making progress step by step. while it's hard to see it through all of this, he looks more positive about it because he does think we are making slow progress moving toward it. you're
CNN
Jan 9, 2013 11:00am PST
more recently under president obama. he was a key player during the 2011 debt ceiling talks that almost shut down the government. going to have his work cut out for him. democrats and republicans on capitol hill gear up for that battle over extending the debt ceiling with the global embarrassment that serves as economic policy debate in washington these days. i have a hunch tim gheit neeith won't miss taking part in another one of those showdowns. >>> aig made the right decision, the decision not to join a crabby shareholder lawsuit against the u.s. government. probably heard by now about the lawsuit, led by former aig ceo maurice hank greenberg. it claims the terms of the $182 billion government bailout which saved the company possibly planet earth as well from financial meltdown were too harsh. the lawsuit was looking for $25 billion. pretty outrageous. but the board did have a responsibility to take a look at the lawsuit and decide whether or not to join it. the company's board met today and made the right decision. the case will go forward, however. aig won't be a party to it. the g
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 10:00am EST
infrastructure, that is important. it is essentially making sure that we as governors, democrats and republicans, can find common ground, and the second piece is making sure that we are communicating that effectively. we were grateful for the reception we got from president obama in vice president joe biden one month torso ago when we went in and said we -- or so ago when we went in and said we are not advocating, but we are partners. for so many of these services, health care, education, work force-training, we have to work together, and we wanted to make sure they understood our perspective. the president was gracious, and we had a productive meetings with speaker boehner and leader harry reid. i wanted to make sure we had an opportunity to weigh in and let the folks in washington, those making decisions understand what the impact would be on states. you will see something that politicians rarely do, and i will clarify something. we were talking about big numbers. it relates to medicaid. i wanted to talk about the cost in our state. i said 450 minute -- billion dollars. -- $40 million. i want
CBS
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
the first time president obama took office. elliott ferguson is ceo of destination d.c. which promotes tourism in the nation's capital. >> it's like anything. the second time around it's still important, important to the country and democrats as a whole but it's not the first time for the rodeo. >> reporter: in 2009 1.8 million people filled the mall to hear the new president's address, a record crowd that stretched two miles from the capitol all the way to the lincoln memorial. this year planners estimate well half under that number will show up. inauguration is also the martin luther king day holiday and they hope people will attend. if the smaller crowd projections turn out to be correct, organizers say this will still be the fourth largest inauguration in u.s. history but even the most optimistic planners say its will be a far cry from the financial bonanza of four years ago. >> if i owned a restaurant, i'd want it to look like the numbers in 2009. folks are a little antsy. >> reporter: we called 25 hotels to see how their reservations were. 15 still have roo
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